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Brooch and Earrings

1969.3021.1-3 (RS8325)

Description

Set of tortoiseshell (?) jewelry of a brooch and pair of earrings: brooch consists of three balls in a row, hinged pin and hook on reverse; earrings are single balls mounted on ear wire fasteners. All stored in yellow cardboard jewelry box.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1860-1880
Inscriptions
"REPAIRING DEPARTMENT / BIGELOW, KENNARD & CO. INC. / 511 WASHINGTON STREET. / BOSTON." (Printed)
Associated Building
Original to Codman House (Lincoln, Mass.).
Object type
Adornment
Descriptive terms
pins (jewelry)
SET, JEWELRY
Dimensions
3/4 in (1) x 1 7/8 in (1); 9/16 in (2); 9/16 in (3) x 7/8 in (1) (HxWxD) (inches)
Accession Number
1969.3021.1-3
Credit Line
Bequest of Dorothy S.F.M. Codman
GUSN
100971
Reference Notes
For more information on tortoiseshell jewelry see Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 1 (1991): 259-263; Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 132-138; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 223-227; Gere, Charlotte, "American & European Jewelry, 1830-1914," (1975): 114-115. For more information on the Codman estate see the entire issue of "Old Time New England" 71, no. 258 (1981).

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